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Farm Leader Pleased With US China Climate Talks

United States and Chinese leaders were engaged in talks last week aimed at improving climate change mitigation. The two countries…


Minnesota Ag Department Offering Livestock Grants

The Minnesota Department of Ag is offering $1 million of livestock investment grants to producers making improvements in their operation.  …


USDA’s June supply and demand report was neutral to bearish on new crop corn ending stock with an increase to…


NCGA Supports House Farm Only Legislation

Thursday the U.S.House voted 216 to 208 along party lines to approve a farm only farm bill. National Corn Growers…

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Farmers Union Leader Concerned With Split Farm Bill Passing

National Farmers Union is concerned with the heavily partisan vote taken in the House Thursday to approve a farm bill…

South Dakota Pork President Sees Positives With Smithfield Purchase

A Chinese company’s purchase of Smithfield Foods has received a lot of scrutiny this week.  The Senate Ag Committee held…

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Nebraska Cattle Group Encouraged Committee Looking At Taxes

One of the priorities for the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association is getting state lawmakers to pass property tax relief. Cattlemen’s Legislative…

House Debates Split Farm Bill

House members have been debating the farm bill today, but a version that has been split from the nutrition title. …


Ag Coalition Wants Smithfield Purchase Stopped

Wednesday, a coalition of 17 ag groups sent a letter to administration officials opposing the sale of Smithfield Foods to…


Nebraska Dairy Group Hoping For Immigration Bill Passing

Immigration reform legislation has already passed the Senate but is mired down in the House. Nebraska State Dairy Association members…

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Facade Improvement Program Approved for Downtown Yankton

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The Yankton City Commission approved a façade improvement program for the downtown business area at their last meeting.

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Alzheimer’s Cost to Climb in Iowa

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A new report projects the expense to Medicaid for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease in Iowa and nationwide will increase dramatically over the next decade.

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Falling Revenues an Issue for the 2016 Iowa Legislature

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Revenues for the State of Iowa have fallen below estimates for the last several months, and could lead to a budget crunch for the 2016 legislature.

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SD MRC Rail Line On Schedule


Reconstruction continues on the Mitchell – Rapid City rail line west of Chamberlain.

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